OU TORAHDedicated by the Jacobs and Chill Families in Memory of Harold and Pearl Jacobs
Dora Bas Rivka Silver O'H
What’s for dinner?
Of course, having years in which the land may not be worked leads to an obvious question: "What will we eat?" G-d assures us that He's got that covered. In the sixth year of the Shemittah cycle, G-d says He will triple production so there will be enough to eat through the Sabbatical and until the first post-Sabbatical crop is ready. They'll even have enough to last them through a Sabbatical-Jubilee combination.
G-d reminds us that the land is really His, which is why it may not be sold permanently.